Chilton County

Chilton County Schools Delayed Tuesday Due to Weather

According to the Chilton County School District’s Facebook page, all Chilton County schools are delayed two hours Tuesday, February 11th due to weather and road conditions. Employees should report at 9:00 am. No breakfast will be served. “Our students, employees and the safety of our community is our first concern!”   Tags: Chilton County, chilton county schools, delay, weather

Suspect Captured in Chilton County Manhunt

A multi-agency manhunt is underway in Chilton County. The sheriff’s office is looking for Eric Humphrey. He is wanted on multiple charges. The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office says it was involved in a car chase earlier near Lay Dam Road and Exit 212 on I-65. Call 9-1-1 if you see Humphrey or know of his whereabouts. **UPDATE** A manhunt for…

UPDATE: One of two escaped Alabama inmates captured in Florida after car chase with police

1/5 (WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 (WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 (WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Edward-Keith-mug Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Gunter-Lee-mug Show Caption Hide Caption One of two Alabama inmates who escaped from Chilton County on Monday, stole his mother’s car. 26-year-old Joseph Keith Edwards led Florida police on a chase Tuesday before he…

Officials Searching For Escaped Chilton Co. Inmates

  Chilton County Sheriff’s Deputies are working with officers in South Alabama to find two escaped inmates. Authorities say Joseph Edwards and Landon Gunter escaped from the Chilton County Jail sometime Sunday. The inmates were spotted in South Alabama with a stolen vehicle. If you see these men or know where they are, call 911. Categories: News Tags: Chilton County,…

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting Over Dog Hit by Vehicle

VERBENA, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a woman is dead, her husband is hospitalized with a gunshot wound and a third person is charged with murder following a shooting that stemmed from a dog being hit by a vehicle. News outlets report that a car struck a dog belonging to Debra and Paul Chapman in the Chilton County town of…

Peach Crop Hurt By Weekend Cold Snap?

Too much cold weather or “chill hours” can mean bad news for the peach crop. After a weekend of chilly weather local experts say the quick chill may have actually helped farmers rather then hurt the peach crop this year. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, the frost did hurt some blooms, but with a heavy crop set farmers…

Chilton Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Shooting

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer involved shooting this afternoon. Details are limited, but according to the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, deputies shot one person around 5:00pm. Officials say the suspect is being treated for injuries, and that all law enforcement officers are safe. Stay with Alabama News Network for the latest.   Categories: News Tags: Chilton…

Your Town Friday: Chilton County Peach Fest Preview

Chilton County Peach farmer Kenneth Easterling says that peaches aren’t the only thing that make Clanton stand out, but its by far the most well known. He describes Clanton as “a good place to visit a better place to live”. He also says “I go around selling peaches from different locations, and you’ll be surprised how many times I hear…

Looking Ahead to Chilton County’s Peach Season

Peaches are a southern staple, from the pies to the preserves. Chilton County has made a name for itself as being the Peach Capital of Alabama. The Durbin Farms Market in Chilton County is still quiet ahead of the summer season. Farmers say a few peach trees have already started blooming, but a cold snap could be bad news for…

Large Wildfire at Autauga-Chilton Co. Line

1/6Wildfire Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6IMG_6427 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6wildfire Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6IMG_6438 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6wildfire Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6IMG_6441 (1) Show Caption Hide Caption Several wildland firefighters with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) are currently battling a large wildfire along I-65 near the Autauga-Chilton county line, between mile markers 197 and 198. The…